In an act of apparent vandalism, one of the bollards at the statue of Christopher Columbus was knocked down over the weekend.
The public art stands in the center of Christopher Columbus Park along a popular waterfront path. North End resident, Christian Pleva, shares the scene in this photo to the right.
The marble statue itself does not appear to be damaged. The engraved granite bollard structure holds a chain surrounding the statue.
Friends of Christopher Columbus Park reported the vandalism to City Hall and oversaw a makeshift repair according to a post on Facebook begging the question, “Why?”